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Chao Yue

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department

University of California, Los Angeles

405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, 90095, USA

Email: yuechao@atmos.ucla.edu

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[Research Interests]            [Publications]             [Honors and Awards]            [Research Experience]     [Conference  Participation]       [Teaching Experiences]   


 Education

Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Los Angeles, LA, CA, USA           Sep. 2011 - August. 2015
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Major: Space physics
Advisor: Prof. Larry Lyons and Dr. Chih-Ping Wang

M.S., Peking University, Beijing, China                                                          Sep. 2008 - June. 2011
Institute of Space Physics and Applied Technology
Major: Space physics
Advisor: Prof. Qiugang Zong

B.E., Wuhan University, Wuhan, China                                                         Sep. 2004 - June 2008
School of Electronic Information
Major: Electronic Information and technology


Research  Interests


  • Analysis the MMS satellite data to investigate the response of dayside magnetopause to interplanetary shock
  • Build up empirical models of ring current quantities based on THEMIS and Van Allen Probe data to investigate the composition and energy variations of different ion species under geomagnetic quiet time and storm time.
  • Analysis anisotropic pressure and build up the empirical model based on THEMIS and Van Allen Probe satellites data under different geomagnetic activities.
  • Modeling the storm-time ring current, plasma properties, distributions, and magnetic field configurations and magnetosphere and ionosphere/ground coupling
  • Modeling substorm growth phase plasma sheet pressure distributions and magnetic field configurations and magnetosphere and ionosphere/ground coupling
  • Data analysis of energetic particles dynamics in Magnetosphere and aurora activity in ionosphere and ground observation
  • The response of magnetic field and particle dynamics in magnetosphere/ionosphere/ground to Interplanetary shock

Research  Experience


Sep., 2015 - present, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Postdoctoral Fellow at University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and Dep. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
•    Construct global spatial distributions of ring current quantities: Process and collect data from THEMIS, Van Allen Probes, and construct global structures of different ring current quantities, including plasma density, temperature, pressure, and pressure anisotropy for different species and for total plasma.
•    Determine the correlations of the global structures with driving factors: Conduct regression analysis using the Support Vector Regression Machine (SVRM) technique to determine how different ring current quantities are correlated with different driving factors. Empirical models for predicting these quantities will be constructed.
•    Construct 3D force-balanced magnetic field configurations: With the global distributions of pressure and pressure anisotropy from the empirical models from task 2, the magnetosphere force-balance magnetic field code will be used to construct 3D configurations of magnetic field in force balance with the empirical pressures.
•    Construct force-balanced magnetic fields for event study: Develop a new code based on the force-balanced code and our empirical models. The code will use observed pressure along a satellite pass through the ring current during an event as inputs to produce force-balanced magnetic fields that match closely the observed magnetic fields.


Sep., 2011-August 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Research Assistant in Dep. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of California, Los Angeles
•    Developed 2D plasma sheet pressure model and 3D magnetic field models under different Kp index and solar wind dynamic pressure and substorm growth phase
•    Investigated the model plasma pressure distributions and magnetic field configurations and compared with observations under different Kp and solar wind dynamic pressure and      during the substorm growth phase

June-August, 2014, Los Alamos, New Mexico
Space Science and Applications, ISR-1 in Los Alamos National Lab
•    Developed 2D plasma sheet pressure model by using Support Vector Regression Machine technique.
•    Modified the 3D self-consistent magnetic field modeling by incorporating the 2D plasma sheet pressure model

June-August, 2013, Los Alamos, New Mexico
Space Science and Applications, ISR-1 in Los Alamos National Lab
•    Applied 3D self-consistent magnetic field modeling to calculate ion isotropy boundaries and compared with FAST observations

June- July, 2012, Los Alamos, New Mexico
Los Alamos National Lab Space Weather Summer School
•    Worked with Dr. Sorin Zaharia and adopted his 3D self-consistent magnetic field to model substorm growth phase plasma and magnetic field
•    Developed 2D plasma sheet pressure model using nonlinear square fitting technique
•    Investigated the plasma pressure distributions and magnetic field configurations during the substorm growth phase

Sep., 2008-June, 2011, Beijing, China
Research Assistant in Institute of Space Physics and Applied Technology, Peking University
•    Analysis of the response of plasma characteristics and magnetic field in the inner magnetosphere to interplanetary (IP) shocks
•    Analysis the solar wind parameters and geomagnetic activity related to IP shocks

June-July, 2009, Nanjing, China
China-UK Joint Summer School on Solar-Terrain Research
•    Worked on and presented research of magnetospheric response to interplanetary shock


Peer Reviewed Publications


1. Yue, C., J. Bortnik, L. Chen, Q. Ma, R. M. Thorne, G. D. Reeves, and H. E. Spence (2017), Transitional behavior of different energy protons based on Van Allen Probes observations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, doi:10.1002/2016GL071324.


2. Yue, C., X. An, J. Bortnik, Q. Ma, W. Li, R. M. Thorne, G. D. Reeves, M. Gkioulidou, D. G. Mitchell, and C. A. Kletzing (2016), The relationship between the macroscopic state of electrons and the properties of chorus waves observed by the Van Allen Probes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 7804-7812, doi:10.1002/2016GL070084.


3. Yue, C., W. Li, Y. Nishimura, Q. Zong, Q. Ma, J. Bortnik, R. M. Thorne, G. D. Reeves, H. E. Spence, C. A. Kletzing, J. R. Wygant, and M. J. Nicolls (2016), Rapid enhancement of low-energy (<100 eV) ion flux in response to interplanetary shocks based on two Van Allen Probes case studies: Implications for source regions and heating mechanisms. J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, doi: 10.1002/2016JA022808.

4. Yue, C., C.-P. Wang, Yukitoshi Nishimura, Kyle R. Murphy, Xiaoyan Xing, Larry Lyons, Michael Henderson, Vassilis Angelopoulos, A.T.Y. Lui, Tsugunobu Nagai (2015), Empirical modeling of 3D Force-balanced Plasma and Magnetic Field Structures during Substorm Growth Phase, submitted to J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, under review. 2014 AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award.


5.  Yue, C., C.-P. Wang, L. Lyons, Y. Wang, T.-S. Hsu, M. Henderson, V. Angelopoulos, A. T. Y. Lui, and T. Nagai (2015), A 2-D empirical plasma sheet pressure model for substorm growth phase using the Support Vector Regression Machine, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, doi:10.1002/2014JA020787.


6. Yue, C., C.-P. Wang, L. Lyons, J. Liang, E. F. Donovan, S. G. Zaharia, and
M. Henderson (2014), Current sheet scattering and ion isotropic boundary under 3-D empirical force-balanced magnetic field, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119, doi:10.1002/2014JA020172.  2013 NSF-GEM meeting Best Student Poster Award.


7. Yue, C., C.-P. Wang, S. G. Zaharia, X. Xing, and L. Lyons (2013), Empirical modeling of plasma sheet pressure and three-dimensional force-balanced magnetospheric magnetic field structure: 2. Modeling, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118, doi:10.1002/2013JA018943.


8.  Yue, C., Y. Nishimura, L. R. Lyons, V. Angelopoulos, E. F. Donovan, Q. Shi, Z. Yao, and J. W. Bonnell (2013), Coordinated THEMIS spacecraft and all-sky imager observations of interplanetary shock effects on plasma sheet flow bursts, poleward boundary intensifications, and streamers, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118, doi:10.1002/jgra.50372.


9.  Yue, C.,, and Q. Zong (2011), Solar wind parameters and geomagnetic indices for four different interplanetary shock/ICME structures, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 116, A12201, doi:10.1029/2011JA017013.


10. Yue, C.,, Q. Zong, Y. Wang, I. I. Vogiatzis, Z. Pu, S. Fu, and Q. Shi (2011), Inner magnetosphere plasma characteristics in response to interplanetary shock impacts, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 116, A11206, doi:10.1029/2011JA016736.


11. Yue, C.,, Q.-G. Zong, H. Zhang, Y. F.Wang, C. J. Yuan, Z. Y. Pu, S. Y. Fu, A. T. Y. Lui, B. Yang and C.R.Wang (2010), Geomagnetic activities triggered by interplanetary shocks J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 115, A00I05, doi:10.1029/2010JA015356.


12. Yue, C.,, Q.-G. Zong, and Y. F. Wang (2009), Response of the magnetic field and plasmas at the geosynchronous orbit to interplanetary shock, Chinese Sci Bull, 54, doi: 10.1007/s11434-009-0649-6, 2009. 25th CGSAC Best Student Paper Award.


13. An, X., C. Yue, J. Bortnik, V. Decyk, W. Li, and R. M. Thorne (2017), On the parameter dependence of the whistler anisotropy instability, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122, doi:10.1002/2017JA023895. 



14. Wang, C.-P., C. Yue, S. Zaharia, X. Xing, L. Lyons, V. Angelopoulos, T. Nagai, and T. Lui (2013), Empirical modeling of plasma sheet pressure and three-dimensional force-balanced magnetospheric magnetic field structure: 1. Observation, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118, doi:10.1002/jgra.50585.


15. Su. Z. P., Q.-G. Zong, C. Yue, Y. F. Wang, H. Zhang, X.-Y. Zhou, P. Song, A. Pedersen, H. N. Zheng (2011), Proton auroral intensification induced by interplanetary shock on 7 November 2004. J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 116, A08223, doi:10.1029/2010JA016239.


16. Liang, J., Donovan, E., Ni, B., C. Yue, Jiang, F., & Angelopoulos, V. (2014). On an energy-latitude dispersion pattern of ion precipitation potentially associated with magnetospheric EMIC waves. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 119, doi: 10.1002/2014JA020226.


17. Liu, J., V. Angelopoulos, X. Chu, X.-Z. Zhou, and C. Yue (2015), Substorm current wedge composition by wedgelets, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL063289.


18. Yao, Z. H., Pu, Z. Y., Owen, C. J., Fu, S. Y., Chu, X. N., Liu, J., V. Angelopoulos, I.J. Rae, C. Yue, X.-Z. Zhou, Q.-G. Zong, X. Cao1, Q. Q. Shi, C. Forsyth and A. M. Du (2014). Current Reduction in a Pseudo ‐ breakup Event: THEMIS Observations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 119, doi: 10.1002/2014JA020186


19. Yao, Z. H., V Angelopoulos, ZY Pu, SY Fu, M Kubyshkina, J Liu, XN Chu, T Nishimura, X Cao, A Du, C. Yue, QQ Shi, Y Wei (2013), Conjugate observations of flow diversion in the magnetotail and auroral arc extension in the ionosphere, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118, 4811- 4816.


20. Yang. B., Q.-G. Zong, S. Y. Fu, X. L. Li, A. Korth, H. S. Fu, C. Yue, H. Reme (2011), The role of ULF waves interacting with oxygen ions at the outer ring current during storm times J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 116, A01203, doi:10.1029/2010JA015683.


21. Yang, B., Q.-G. Zong, S.Y. Fu, K. Takahashi, X. Li, Y. F. Wang, Z.Y. Pu, H. S. Fu, H. Reme, C. Yue, H. Zheng, C. Sheng (2011), Pitch angle evolutions of oxygen ions driven by storm time ULF poloidal standing waves. J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 116, A03207, doi:10.1029/2010JA016047.


22. Wang. C. R., Q.-G. Zong, F. L. Xiao, Z. P. Su, Y. F. Wang, C. Yue (2011), The relations between magnetospheric chorus and hiss inside and outside the plasmasphere boundary layer: Cluster observation, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 116, A07221, doi:10.1029/2010JA016240.


23. He. Z. G, F. Xiao, Q.-G. Zong, Y. F. Wang, L. X. Chen, C. Yue, S. Zhang (2011), Multi-satellite observations on the storm-time enhancements of energetic outer zone electron fluxes driven by chorus waves. Science China Technological Sciences, Volume 54, Number 8, 2209-2216, DOI: 10.1007/s11431-011-4445-6.


24. Zhang, X. Y., Q.-G. Zong, Y. F. Wang, H. Zhang, L. Xie, S. Y. Fu, C. J. Yuan, C. Yue, B. Yang, and Z. Y. Pu (2010), ULF waves excited by negative/positive solar wind dynamic pressure impulses at geosynchronous orbit, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 115, A10221, doi:10.1029/2009JA015016.


Honors & Awards



•    2015 NASA Living With a Star Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

•    2015 UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship Award

•    2014 AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award

•    2013 NSF-GEM Best Student Poster Award

•    2012 Vela Fellowship of Los Alamos National Lab Space Weather Summer School

•    2011 UCLA Chancellor Prize

•    2011 UCLA Departmental Fellowship

•    2010 The Leo KoGuan Fellowship of Peking University

•    2009 25th Chinese Geophysical Society Annual Conference Best Student Paper Award

•    2008 The Best Undergraduate Thesis Award of Hubei Province

•    2007 National Fellowship

•    2007 The 2nd Prize of the National Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest

•    2007 Best Student Cadre of Wuhan University

•    2005-2007 Merit Student of the year 2005, 2006 and 2007

•    2006 Wuhan University AMD Fellowship

•    2005 The 1st Prize Fellowship of Wuhan University



Conference Participation


Conference:

2016
•    Invited talk at Polar Research Institute of China, Shanghai, China
•    Poster at 2016 AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA
•    First MMS Community Science Workshop, Los Angeles, CA, USA
•    Oral talk at 2016 Mini-GEM, San Francisco, CA, USA

2015
•    Poster at 2015 AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA
•    Student tutorial talk and Oral talk and Poster at GEM 2015 summer workshop, Snowmass, Colorado, USA
•    Invited talk in Los Alamos national lab, Los Alamos, new Mexico, USA
•    Oral talk for IGPP project mid-year review, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
•    Oral talk at Inner Magnetosphere Coupling III meeting, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2014
•    Poster at 2014 AGU Fall meeting (Outstanding Student Paper Award), San Francisco, CA, USA
•    Oral talk at 2014 Mini-GEM, San Francisco, CA, USA
•    Invited talk in Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
•    Invited talk in Shandong University, Weihai, China
•    Invited talk in Peking University, Beijing, China
•    Invited talk in Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Beijing, China
•    Invited talk in Center for Space Science and Applied Research in China, Beijing, China
•    Oral presentation at the 12th international conference on substorm (ICS-12), Ise, Japan
•    Student tutorial talk and Oral talk and Poster at GEM 2014 summer workshop, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA

2013
•    Invited talk in Center for Space Science and Applied Research in China, Beijing, China
•    Invited talk in Peking University, Beijing, China
•    Poster at 2013 AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA
•    Oral talk at 2013 Mini-GEM, San Francisco, CA, USA
•    Oral talk at GEM-CEDAR Joint 2013 summer workshop, Boulder, Colorado, USA
•    Student tutorial talk and Oral talk and Poster (Best Student Poster Award) at GEM 2013 summer workshop, Snowmass, Colorado, USA
•    Oral talk at THEMIS/ARTEMIS 2013 Spring SWG Meeting, Fairbanks, AL, USA

2012
•    Poster at 2012 AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA
•    Oral talk at 2012 Mini-GEM, San Francisco, CA, USA
•    Oral talk and Poster at GEM 2012 summer workshop, Snowmass, Colorado, USA

2011
•    Oral talk at International Symposium: From Solar Storm to Geomagnetic Storm, Shanghai, China

2010
•    Oral talk at the 7th national Space Weather Conference, Shanghai, China
•    Poster on the 10th international conference on substorm (ICS-10), LA, CA, USA

2009
•    Oral talk at the 2nd international Space Weather Conference, Nanjing, China
•    Oral talk at the 25th Chinese Geophysical Society Annual Conference (Best Student Paper Award), Hefei, China

Summer school:

•    Oral talk at 2012 Los Alamos National Lab Space Weather Summer School, New Mexico, USA, 2012
•    Oral talk at China-UK Joint Summer School on Solar-Terrain Research, Nanjing, China, 2009


Teaching  Experience


•    Teaching Assistant of Climate Change course at UCLA                                           April.2015 - June.2015
•    Outreach event in UCLA                                                                                                  Nov. 2012
•    Teaching Assistant of Introduction to GeoPhysics course in Peking University     Sep.2010 - Jan.2011
•    Teaching Assistant of Introduction to GeoPhysics course in Peking University     Sep.2009 - Jan.2010    


Last Update: March, 2017